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The problem of chondromalacia patellae.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  1098819     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Daily activity subjects the human patella to forces often several times the individual's body weight. Healthy cartilage can adjust to these forces if they are not too excessive, concentrated, or repetitive. Such abnormal stresses most frequently occur with the disturbance of normal patellar mechanical function. Chondromalacia patellae is the result common to a wide variety of unusual traumata. Treatment must be directed primarily not toward the damaged patellar cartilage but toward a correction of the mechanical abnormality causing it. Until proven otherwise, a young female complaining of knee joint pain, particularly if bilateral, should be considered as suffering from a subluxating patella, with or without chondromalacia patellae.
R E Outerbridge; J A Dunlop
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinical orthopaedics and related research     Volume:  -     ISSN:  0009-921X     ISO Abbreviation:  Clin. Orthop. Relat. Res.     Publication Date:    1975 Jul-Aug
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1975-11-22     Completed Date:  1975-11-22     Revised Date:  2005-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0075674     Medline TA:  Clin Orthop Relat Res     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  177-96     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Cartilage Diseases* / etiology,  pathology,  surgery,  therapy
Dislocations / complications
Exercise Therapy
Femur / anatomy & histology
Joint Prosthesis
Knee Injuries / surgery
Menisci, Tibial / injuries
Patella* / pathology,  surgery,  transplantation
Physical Therapy Modalities
Transplantation, Autologous

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